We've all been there- coarse voice, irritable, loss of appetite, all because of a sore throat! It can show up over night, and usually does. Accompanied traditionally with the common cold, a sore throat is defined by a discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat, making it difficult to swallow. It is caused by either a viral or bacterial infection, inflaming the mucous membranes that runs along the lining of your throat, irritating the delicate tissues there hence making them feel sore.
But you don't really care about all that, all you want to know is how to make it go away! Take a deep breath, and follow this instructable for some majorly needed throat relief!
Let's get started!
Step 1: Staying Hydrated
You can start seeing relief earlier if you drink loads of liquids (just remember LOL!) This keeps your mucous membranes moist and better able to combat bacteria and irritants.
Water is the best in this regard, but by adding a few things to your water, you may see instant relief.
Honey and a couple of drops of lemon juice work wonderfully is easing throat discomfort. The honey coats your throat and suppresses coughs. The lemon helps break up mucus. The hot water relaxes the throat muscles
Or you could try the lemon juice and ginger concoction, the latter of which is a commonly used homeopathic remedy for just about everything under the sun. Mix with warm to hot water, and drink up!
Also, try to stay away from ice water, which may irritate your throat rather than soothe it.